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so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> more than 30 years at can it have you reported on some of the biggest stories in recent history in the bay area. now rita williams is retiring. l to the pope's visit dramatic rescues and child disappearance case some of the remarkable stories during her long career. up next on a second look. hello everyone i'm frank summerville welcome to a second look tonight we dedicate this edition of the second look to our colleague rita williams who is retiring. sheets been a reporter here at ktvu for more than 30 years. one of the stories was the loma free today earthquake in 1989. a woman died when the car she was driving crashed into the hole in the
to where their lives began. then they called it little saigon a temporary city for those fleeing saigon. >> what you have taken from your departure here at camp pendelton and done the wonderful things you've been able to do is a pride for us marines who were involved in your beginning in this country. >> reporter: they ate, they celebrated and they found lost friends. the only reminder of the tent city where they found their first home in america is the hand of s culpture. none of them complained about their new homeland however none of them hesitated when asked if they would go back to vietnam. this man was 10 years old when brought to camp pendelton in 1975. he has since became a u.s. marine in hopes he will one day go home to help liberate his country. >> being a marine is the first -- i was hoping i could go back to vietnam in battle one day. >> do you miss vietnam? >> yes i do. >> reporter: why? >> my childhood over there. because i spent 10 years of my childhood there. and it was a lot of fun. >> reporter: debra shaw reporting in san diego. >>> still to come on a second look -- >>
. >> the biggest package contains the clothes can white wore when he crawled through a window of city hall, a 32 stuck in his belt. the gun white used was gone, this court order called for its destruction in 1982. >> it became a manhole cover: >> this is the original letter white sent the mayor three weeks earlier, resigning from the board of supervisors. saying he could not support his family on $9600 a year. he changed his mind and asked for his job back after mayor george mosconi told white he was appointing someone else he led him into his room. here he poured two drinks from these bottles of liquor into these glasses then he lit the cigarette as he tried to calm him, asking about his wife and son. >> it was just like that and then i -- and then he just -- he came to me and then that was it and i -- i just shot him. >> when mosconi's body was found the cigarette was still burning. white then raced down the hall to harvey milk's office. >> i saw him come in and i said, dan, can i talk to you and he went by. i opened the door, i found harvey on his stomach, i tried to get a pulse and put my fi
of the cannons were along this side of the island. they faced the city of san francisco but more importantly, they faced the mouth of the golden gate. from here, alcatraz was the strong point of something known then as the triangle of death. at one leg of the triangle layed four point, guarding the entrance to the bay. alcatraz with its 105 guns was the center point for symmetrical reasons. any ironclad ship could have reduced fortifications to rubble. they apparently couldn't hit anything not even a ship at anchor during a holiday celebration. >> in 1876 when america celebrated its centennial they towed an old ship to bay and they began firing at it from all these forts. fort point, fort mason. and from marin and they finally weren't hitting the ship. they had to go out and set up hughes. in front of this huge crowd it blew up and looked quite impressive. but the tacticians found out they weren't doing a very good job against this floating target that was not going any where. >> reporter: if alcatraz missed as a fortress. somebody always thought it would make a dandy prison. in 1853, alcatr
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